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Half-cell characterization of a novel NH3 gas sensor

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Schönauer-Kamin, Daniela ; Fleischer, Maximilian ; Moos, Ralf:
Half-cell characterization of a novel NH3 gas sensor.
In: 14th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors : IMCS 2012. - Wunstorf : AMA Verband für Sensorik und Messtechnik e.V. , 2012
ISBN 978-3-9813484-2-2

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The function of a novel electrochemical NH3 gas sensor for application in SCR-systems is investigated. It provides a semi-logarithmic characteristic curve with a high NH3-sensitivity and marginal NOx cross interference at 550 °C. The electrochemical cell of the sensor device can be defined as Au | YSZ | Au, VWT. It is assumed that the sensing mechanism is based on nonequilibrium conditions (mixed potential theory) including electrochemical kinetics. This paper describes the investigation of electrode potentials and polarization curves of the half-cells Au | YSZ and Au, VWT | YSZ in dependence of NH3, which provides essential information about electrochemical reactions at the three-phase boundary. All electrode potentials depend on reactive gas concentration, whereby the electrode potential of the VWT-covered Au-electrode shows a stronger dependency on the NH3 concentration. The formation of mixed potentials at both electrodes is confirmed. Additionally, the influence of the VWT-catalyst coating on the sensing mechanism and the sensitivity is demonstrated. The sensitivity increases with increasing coverage of the Au-electrode with VWT catalyst. Voltage-current curves help to analyze the kinetics of electrochemical reactions at the TPB. A clear shift in cathodic direction (to more negative potentials) can be observed with increasing NH3 concentration and the current increases at a fixed potential due to an enhanced electrochemical NH3 oxidation.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Functional Materials > Chair Functional Materials - Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Moos
Faculties > Faculty of Engineering Science > Chair Functional Materials
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields > Advanced Materials
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center for Material Science and Engineering - BayMAT
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Advanced Fields
Research Institutions
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Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 14:32